Chicago 1991 – 5th Convention
At the Welcome Dinner at the prestigious Adventurer’s Club; to the Museum of Science and Industry for a special tour of U-505; to the fun dinner at the headquarters of the German-American Police Association where the four German U-boat Skippers with us plus a US Navy gunnery officer were made honorary Chicago policemen; to USS SILVERSIDES for a thorough tour inside and outside of this marauder of the Pacific.
They started the diesels for us!
Honorary Chicago Police Officers
Hans-Georg Hess (U-995) Hermann Hoffmann (U-172) Oesten (U-61, U-106, U-861)
Three of the four Skippers with us in Chicago. Eberhard von Ketelhodt (U-712) was the other.
Members enjoying themselves (below) include:
|Christian Reauleux, Hans-Georg Hess and Paul Gatzke||German spy Erich Gimpel and author Melanie Wiggins|
At one of our special dinners, this at a 1920’s style Chicago “Speak easy”.
You’ll be part of the outdoor luncheon of beer and bratwurst with the guys from SILVERSIDES and you’ll see the interview with Hans-Georg Hess (Knights Cross) for a local news broadcast. We go to NTC Great Lakes where we were guests of the Admiral Commanding at a graduation of US Navy sailors.
We enjoyed our Farewell Dinner with some 125 SHARKHUNTERS Members and their guests – and the tour ends with the Chicago television interview with Captain Jürgen Oesten and LCDR Hal McCormick. The ship on which McCormick was Gunnery Officer was sunk by Oesten in the South Atlantic. This gave rise to McCormick’s statement:
“What’s a torpedo between friends?”